Jorn Pennings, trainee during master Thermo Fluids Engineering, faculty of Mechanical Engineering – TU Eindhoven
“As part of my master Thermo Fluid Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Eindhoven I had an internship (16 weeks) at the R&D department of A. de Jong Group. On the website of my university, I saw that A. de Jong was looking for a trainee for modelling a combustion problem with Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD) software. I specifically wanted to do an internship CFD, so I immediately expressed my interest. A few days later we made an appointment to meet. A pleasant conversation followed; I immediately had a good feeling about the company.
During my internship I did research on different models to describe the gasification of biomass. Several reaction mechanisms were compared with experimental data, in order to provide substantiated opinions on the final products. I really felt supported by my supervisors. They always made time to answer my questions or to spar about different paths to the final result.
In these 16 weeks I met a lot of new people. Working in a professional environment was inspiring. It makes it even more interesting that A. de Jong Group is a family business where everybody wants to work together. Delivering high-quality products is the common aim. In short, this is a company where I am felt at home in a short period of time. Therefore, I would like to say: thanks for this fun and educational time!”
Jorn has recently started his graduation at De Jong.